Nov 10, 2008

Diplomacy pop-quiz

From lessons in diplomacy
by L. Kaczynski, president of Poland

When making first diplomatic overtures to the president-elect of a country on whose security guarantee your country relies upon, it is impolitic to do which of the following:

A) Get the name of the country wrong in your press release. 
(e.g. President of the United States of North America vs. United States of America)
B) Ask president-elect about his commitment to proceeding with a controversial military installation in the first 5 minutes of the conversation.
C) Misrepresent the president-elect's views on said political-military installation on your public website.
D) All of the above.

Eternal Remont readers, how would you fare in this important introduction to a new leader?

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